Coming back from a half years journey in the US, I moved to Ochsenwerder, a village on the outskirts of Hamburg, part of an area traditionally known for growing vegetables, fruits and flowers. The marshes along the river Elbe are known as „Vier- und Marschlande“ and had been cultivated by Dutch settlers on from the 16th century through building canals and dykes to contoll the water and tides, and make use of the heavy soil. The villages are so called street villages, the houses are aligned along the dykes and rivers mending through the marshes and so offering singled central views at the facades. Instead of looking far away for potential themes to photograph, I began to work close-by, where I lived. Often we look for the spectacular , which is mostly far away. Working on this series I began to photograph without filters, looking for a more detached way.